Teen builds ‘Solar Death Ray’

While many teenagers are content to sit at home playing computer games, this one has set his sights on something a little more ambitious.

Eric Jacqmain, from Indiana, covered an ordinary fiberglass satellite dish with 5,800 tiny mirror tiles – and made his very own ‘death ray’.

When aligned correctly it can generate a heat spot a couple of centimeters across, with an intensity of 5,000 shining suns.

Unfortunately the death ray committed suicide.